Saturday August 3 2013
Friendlies: Sassuolo, Bologna, Atalanta

Sassuolo played a six-goal thriller with Empoli, Alessandro Diamanti missed a penalty for Bologna and Atalanta ran riot against Brazilians.

Serie A new boys Sassuolo were held to a spectacular 3-3 draw by Empoli this evening, although they had been 2-0 up through Gaetano Masucci and Simone Zaza.

Francesco Tavano and a Jonathan Rossini own goal got it back to 2-2, then the Tuscans went in front through Massimo Maccarone. Emanuele Terranova’s late penalty sealed the scoreline.

Atalanta demolished Brazil Soccer Team 6-0, a squad of out of contract Brazilian players.

Giuseppe De Luca scored a hat-trick, Giacomo Bonaventura a brace and German Denis converted a penalty.

Bologna struggled to beat Carpi 1-0 with a Panagiotis Kone strike proving decisive. Diamanti missed a penalty in the second half.